Your first visit to Glaucoma Consultants of St. Louis establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information and give you time to get to know your doctor. To understand what to expect from your first visit to our practice, please read through this page.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality ophthalmological services to all our patients. From medical eye exams to the most complicated ophthalmological surgical procedures, Dr. Tesser and Dr. Beatty are dedicated to the well-being of their patients. They pride themselves on taking the time to discuss all treatment options and modalities and will be more than happy to answer all of their patients' questions.
Appointments may be arranged by calling our office during office hours. When you call our office for an appointment, briefly explain your eye problem to the receptionist so that the proper amount of time can be allotted for your appointment. Also, please tell the receptionist if you will require any special help for your visit.
You will be provided a new patient packet that must be filled out prior to your appointment. This can be provided via USPS, email or by clicking the link to the right to download and print. Bring this packet with you along with your government issued ID and insurance cards. If you have previously seen an eye doctor, please call and request your last record and testing before you visit. If your HMO insurance requires a referral, it is your responsibility to call your Primary Care Physician to request this one week before your visit. We are considered a specialist and must have an insurance referral for you to be seen.
Typically, your first visit may take at least two hours and will consist of a complete eye examination. Your pupils may be dilated with eye drops during the exam. Because your eyes may be blurry from the eye drops, we strongly recommend that you bring a driver for your return home from the appointment. Your doctor will discuss the results of your exam, available treatment options and answer any questions you might have.
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